Join the Friends of the Library to support Library Programming

  • Paperback $25
  • Hard Cover $50
  • Leather Bound $100
  • Limited Edition $250

You can drop your check off at the library or mail to                                                                                                              Friends at P.O. Box 423, Elbow Lake, MN 56531

You can also pay online using PayPal

Membership Levels

There are many great ways that you can contribute to the Friends of the Library

The mission of the Friends of Thorson Memorial Library is to support and sponsor programming and capital improvement projects of the library.

The Thorson Memorial Library is utilized to its fullest potential as a cultural, educational, and social resource in the community.

1. The library is an essential part of the community.
2. Literacy, learning, and creativity are vital to the vibrancy and
quality of life of our community.
3. Free public access to information is a basic right.
4. The library is a welcoming and inclusive space.

The Friends of Thorson Memorial Library hold a variety of special events each
year to raise funds to support:

Library programming

  • Summer Reading
  •  Story Time
  • Kids’ Club
  • Enthralling Reads for a Frosty Stretch

Special events

  • Guest Authors
  • Guest Speakers
  • Art Exhibits & Receptions
  • Classes
  • License to show films

Collection development

  • Digital Content
  • Books
  • Book Club kits
  • Movies

Capital improvement projects

  • Book Bins for Children’s Area
  • Spinner Racks
  • Shelving
  • Matching Funds for Remodeling Projects

Some of the Friends most popular events:

  • Annual Breakfast Meeting
  • Library-a-Thon
  • Flekkefest
    o Book Sale
    o Face Painting
    o Mini Golf
    o Root Beer Floats
  • Holiday Art Sale